Today in History for 9th February 2020

Historical Events

1574 – Louis of Nassau ends siege of Maastricht
1871 – Federal fish protection office authorized by US Congress
1906 – Natal proclaims state of siege in Zulu uprising
1922 – World War Foreign Debt Commission is established by Congress to settle the problem of Allied war and postwar loans
1964 – 1st appearance of the Beatles on the “Ed Sullivan Show” draws 73.7 million viewers
1966 – Dow-Jones Index hits record 995 points

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Famous Birthdays

1533 – Shimazu Yoshihisa, Japanese samurai (d. 1611)
1735 – Adriaan Kluit, Dutch historian
1897 – Charles Edward Kingsford-Smith, pioneer Australian aviator
1931 – Josef Masopust, Czech footballer
1954 – Mary Jo Duffy, American comic book writer and editor
1971 – Johan Mjällby, Swedish footballer

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Famous Deaths

1961 – Grigory Levenfish, Russian International chess grandmaster, dies at 70
1969 – [George] Gabby Hayes, actor (Albuquerque, Colorado), dies at 83
1977 – Gaus, an orangutan who lived to be 59
1995 – J. William Fulbright, American senator from Arkansas, known for opposition to the Vietnam War), dies at 89
2001 – Reginald Marsh, British actor (Sicilians, It Happened Here), dies at 74
2008 – Jazeh Tabatabai, Iranian avant-garde painter, poet and sculptor. (b. 1931)

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